These puppies have made it though their basic obedience and socialization training with their raiser family. Recall consists of 10 phases and lasts for a minimum of 5 months. All of our puppies are returned to the Boring, Oregon campus for recall training.
This training begins with a thorough medical examination to assure the puppy can continue as a guide for a normal span of 8-10 years and remain healthy. When this phase is passed, the phases start with the introduction of the guide dog harness while on a treadmill.
Each phase becomes more complex with a busier environment to stairs to surfaces and escalators introduced toward the end of the training.
For more information about the phases of training visit www.guidedogs.com.